You can now view your iTunes sales activity even faster after you distribute through TuneCore. Introducing: New DAILY iTunes Trend Reports.
Trend reports show you unofficial sales data of your music on iTunes. We’ve always offered iTunes trend reports, but now they’re even better.
The trend reports are now updated DAILY (instead of weekly). Use the calendar function to view sales as recent as 1-2 days prior and as far back as 3 months.
You can now view the trend data of your ringtones.
We’ve visualized the data. See your sales in dynamic graph form. It’s not just a boring CSV file anymore.
View your sales by metro area and really narrow in on the cities where your fans live.
Our easy-to-use, web-based tool lets you sort your iTunes sales to your heart’s content, right on the screen.
Now you can use these daily iTunes trend reports to get a good sense of how your music is selling, just 24-48 hours after your release went live iTunes. We’ve included tips below on how you can use this information to help your marketing efforts…
As reported on evolver.fm, Musvox, a game that came out of Music Hack Day Stockholm ’13, takes the block-based world of Minecraft, and adds some music. Each block is a song that music fans can discover, and the game lets players chat with each other about the songs they’re listening to.
If you’re into Minecraft (or even if you aren’t), we suggest you check out the TuneCore-released parody from Brad Knauber, “Don’t Mine At Night.”
Rhapsody recently announced that they had made a deal with Ford that allows for integration of their streaming services within certain Ford model cars. While this may very well be an important deal for Rhapsody, in this article I’ll look at what this type of integration potentially means for artists.
Bands and artists are finding continued success with fan-funded platforms like Kickstarter and PledgeMusic. When indie rock band A House For Lions was looking into the different crowdfunding platforms available to help raise money for their debut album, they found another option. Mike Nissen, the band’s guitar player (and designer), did a little digging to find out if a Wordpress plugin existed to help with their approaching campaign. Sure enough, he found Ignitiondeck, a Wordpress plugin that lets you to implement a crowdfunding campaign without any fees (except the cost of the plugin itself and small PayPal transaction fees) or middlemen.